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Re: IDL 5.3 here
In article <383B19AA.756AD0DC@astro.cornell.edu>,
"J.D. Smith" <email@example.com> writes:
> In case you haven't seen it, IDL 5.3 has been officially
> announced. Among the
> most interesting new features:
> *.RESET_SESSION command to eliminate the frequent restarts required by
> heavy-duty programmers. Yeah!
This command is *very* useful. I've been using it quite a bit with
the 5.3 beta version. It's one of those things (like POINTERS) that
makes you think "how did we get along without this for so long?"
> It seems for those Linux users that older versions are no longer supported --
> RedHat 6.0 is baselined as the minimum OS (which basically means glibc>2.1 for
> those non-RH Linux users out there). I confirmed this with a segfault on my
> RH5.2 (glibc 2.0.7) machine. Time to upgrade.
If you are upgrading, I would suggest the SuSE Linux
distribution (www.suse.com). IDL works fine with SuSE 6.1,
and it's much better than Redhat in my opinion.
Robert S. Mallozzi 256-544-0887
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http://gammaray.msfc.nasa.gov/ Marshall Space Flight Center
http://cspar.uah.edu/~mallozzir/ Huntsville, AL 35812